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Richardson Center’s Steve Ross interview in Dhaka Tribune

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mazher Mir talks to Steve Ross, a senior adviser and program director at the Richardson Center, about the plight of the Rohingya and how it affects Bangladesh Governor Bill Richardson is a highly-regarded American diplomat with a long career of public service, including as a US congressman, US ambassador to the UN, secretary of energy,Read the full article »

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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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Mickey Bergman on the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Richardson Center’s VP, Mickey Bergman, interview with David Shuster of i24 News, on the one year mark of the Myanmar clearing operations against the Rohingya in Rakhine State

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One Year Later, Rohingya Still Needs Help and Needs to Be Heard

THE HILL OP-ED, BY FORMER GOV. BILL RICHARDSON (D-N.M.), 08/27/18 02:30 PM EDT  In the long history of violence and discrimination directed against the Rohingya —  a Muslim minority group from Myanmar — Aug. 25 is an especially dark date. Over one year ago, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, a Rohingya militant group, launched coordinated attacks onRead the full article »

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CNN News Clip – Bill Richardson: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘Has Changed’

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

View video here Aung San Suu Kyi “did not want to listen to frank advice,” says veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson, who resigned from an advisory board on the Rohingya crisis. Source: CNN  

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Gov.Richardson Meets with Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Kofi Annan Foundation Regarding Myanmar Crisis

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Governor Richardson and the Richardson Center met with Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Kofi Annan Foundation today in Geneva. They discussed the crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and identified pathways towards its resolution.

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Learning lessons, and looking for bright spots, after the US election

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Four Myanmar women recently travelled to the US to witness the historic election there, and despite many criticisms of the campaign, still found many positives to be taken from the country’s political system.  By MINDY WALKER | FRONTIER THIS YEAR’S United States Presidential election was so divisive that when I told people that I wasRead the full article »

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Women to Wisconsin Delegation

Friday, November 11, 2016

From October 25-November 11, 2016, the Richardson Center for Global Engagement hosted four political leaders from Myanmar on the Women to Wisconsin delegation. The delegation was a success and the delegates learned a lot that they could bring back to use in their own campaigns in Myanmar. Learn more about the Women to Wisconsin Delegation »

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Taunggyi Storytellers

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The following story was brought to you by the Richardson Center for Global Engagement which supported two storyteller trainers to work with a civic education and internship program in Taunggyi, Shan State.  The 20 students come from varied backgrounds: three religions, 16 ethnic groups and many states and divisions in Myanmar. The mission was toRead the full article »

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The Richardson Center is supporting local organizations to build bridges using story in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Peace is a sensitive word in Rakhine State where the Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities are both negatively impacted by communal violence. In 2012, violent clashes erupted and changed many communities into divisive and difficult places to live. Hundreds of lives were lost, villages burned to the ground, people sent to IDP camps andRead the full article »

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